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Forum: Algae 04-11-2013, 02:55 PM
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Posted By skaggst
I contacted the dealer of the gravel. I have the...

I contacted the dealer of the gravel. I have the name and info for the maker. It is apparently acrylic coated. Missed that when I bought it. I want to find out what kind of rock it is coating....
Forum: Algae 04-10-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By skaggst
Any way to protect my bacteria in my filters? I...

Any way to protect my bacteria in my filters? I had read that erythromycin can damage them. I finally have my ammonia to zero. Not long after I cycled my main filter died so I had to purchase a new...
Forum: Algae 04-10-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By skaggst
Thank you. That's what I thought before also,...

Thank you. That's what I thought before also, except the color made me unsure. A lot of the info on the web is so conflicting. Most sights say due to low light and high phosphates. I have plenty of...
Forum: Algae 04-10-2013, 02:24 PM
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Posted By skaggst
Also, the last pic of the glass, I had cleaned it...

Also, the last pic of the glass, I had cleaned it last night. This is how fast it comes back.
Forum: Algae 04-10-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By skaggst
This would be an extremely large amount of snail...

This would be an extremely large amount of snail eggs. I do have a few unwanted snails but the numbers are quite low thanks to my YoYo's. I just got pics, adding them now. :icon_bigg
Hope these can...
Forum: Algae 04-10-2013, 01:15 PM
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Posted By skaggst
Clear slimey/ mucas with little whitish blobs. I...

Clear slimey/ mucas with little whitish blobs. I am on my way home now and will get new pics posted in an hour or so. I have gravel I bought from Pet Supplies Plus, it WAS black. I have noticed it is...
Forum: Algae 04-10-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By skaggst
I have one large piece of white granite that was...

I have one large piece of white granite that was added recently, the "stuff" was already there prior to adding it. One large synthetic rock formation from Petsmart, for aquarium use. No synthetic...
Forum: Algae 04-10-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By skaggst
Unhappy I am sooooo fustrated!!! What the heck is it?????

OK... I made a post about a month or so ago. Still no idea what alien species is growing in my tank!! Lol. I will repost pics a little once I get home. I have a substance growing on EVERYTHING in my...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By skaggst
Thumbs up When I set it up I added polyfill on top of the...

When I set it up I added polyfill on top of the floss that came with it. I actually packed 2 trays with it. Maybe that was overkill? I will remove the one that came with it tomorrow and see of that...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By skaggst
Cascade 1000..... lost my flow?

I have a 3 week old Cascade 1000 cannister. It has had a serious decrease in flow. I have cleaned the media in tank water, it was not that dirty. I have tilted it, as I wonder if there is air in it....
Forum: Algae 03-14-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By skaggst
Well, I decided to add three Ottos, seeing what...

Well, I decided to add three Ottos, seeing what they think of the crud. They apparently find it quite yummy. They have successfully cleaned two leaves so far, that now look like new. If they...
Forum: Algae 03-14-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By skaggst
@ Jester56 As to the Crypt, I did have a...

@ Jester56
As to the Crypt, I did have a major melt down after adding it. That was about 3 weeks ago I added it. I felt like such a plant killer!! It was huge to start. Now only 3-4 original...
Forum: Algae 03-14-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By skaggst
Thank you for reading! And for the welcome. It...

Thank you for reading! And for the welcome. It does seem to wipe off when I try, along with the diatoms under it. I had wondered if it was crud sticking to the diatoms. I would think I have enough...
Forum: Algae 03-14-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By skaggst
I was REALLY hoping someone could help me know...

I was REALLY hoping someone could help me know what this is?
Forum: Algae 03-13-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By skaggst
Please... what is this?

Hi, new member here. I have a fairly new planted tank. Started on Dec. 15th 2012. Planted over the last month or so.

55 gallon
am=0
nitrites=0
nitrates=20
phosphates=.2
temp=80
lights 1@...
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By skaggst
Wanted to say thanks on the lighting advice!! I...

Wanted to say thanks on the lighting advice!! I run the 28watt 10 hours. Then the 28 watt along with the54 Watt together @ midday for 5 hours. Plants are showing good new growth, and zero signs of...
Forum: Lighting 02-26-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By skaggst
That sounds good. I will switch it out tomorrow....

That sounds good. I will switch it out tomorrow. Should I leave them on all the time (meaning the 10 hours) or maybe run 2x28 (NO)Watts for the morning, evening times? Only one 28 is rather dim... ...
Forum: Lighting 02-26-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By skaggst
Too much... too little... or just right?

Hi, I am new to the forums, although have been reading them non-stop the last few months. I have started my first planted tank. I recently purchased a 4x54w T5H0 6700k. I have a 55 gallon tank,...
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